Dan Royles

Dan Royles is Assistant Professor of History at Florida International University, where he teaches courses on U.S., African American, public, and oral history. He is the author of To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle against HIV/AIDS (UNC Press, 2020), which places African American AIDS activists in the context of much longer histories of black health activism, and the way that African Americans have framed their fight for inclusion and equality in the United States in relation to other struggles throughout the African Diaspora and global south. He is also the creator of the African American AIDS Activism Oral History Project and the African American AIDS History Project, a digital archive of Black communities’ responses to HIV/AIDS. He is currently working on an intellectual, social, and cultural biography of Claude Brown, author of the 1965 autobiographical novel Manchild in the Promised Land. He also contributes regularly to Vitae, the academic jobs web portal from the Chronicle of Higher Education, and to OutHistory. Follow him on Twitter @danroyles.